Great Plains Zoo Summer Kickoff
The Great Plains Zoo (GPZ) is ready to start our 60th season with a day of zoo fun!
Join us on Saturday, May 27 for our Summer Kickoff presented by GreatLIFE.
The Summer Kickoff is the first day of GPZ’s summer schedule, which includes daily zookeeper chats, animal encounters, giraffe feedings, and more. Guests can also enjoy a refreshing snack during one of the watermelon breaks. The Education team will be around to share incredible animal facts.
Plus, guests can be the first to experience our Private Zoo Tours, which are guided golf cart tours with a zoo educator. Tours are 25 minutes, and must be booked in advance online, at Admissions, or in the Gift Shop.
10-10:30 – Fitness Class (Shoreline)
10-11 am – Morning Bubble Party with Bison (Shoreline)
10-11 am – Animal Trivia (Plaza)
11 am – Giraffe Feeding* (Giraffe Barn)
11 am – noon Bio-fact-ivity (Plaza)
11:30 am – Watermelon Break (Brown Bears)
11:30 am – Brown Bear Zookeeper Chat
1 pm – Watermelon Break (Plaza)
1-2 pm – Bio-fact-ivity (Plaza)
1:30 pm – Giraffe Feeding* (Giraffe Barn)
2-3 pm – Afternoon Bubble Party (Plaza)
2-3 pm – Animal Trivia (Plaza)
2:30 pm – Komodo Dragon Enrichment
3 pm – Primate Feeding Demo (Primate Building)
3 pm – Giraffe Feeding*
*Giraffe and weather dependent. Tickets available at train station.
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